File FVF753 - University of Queensland Bushwalking Club Ephemera

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University of Queensland Bushwalking Club Ephemera


  • 1951-1965. (Creation)

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1 folder ; 36 cm.

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The University of Queensland Bushwalk Club (UQBWC), also known as Uck-buck, formed in 1950 after the dissolution of the Science Students Association in the same year. The aims and goals of the club: to encourage people not familiar with the bush to experience it; to develop and encourage the spread of knowledge and good practice in bushwalking; to serve as a meeting place and forum for walkers of all levels and experience; and to extend peoples experiences beyond track. Initially the club was permitted to build a stone hut in the saddle between East and West peaks of Mt Barney but with more people visiting Mt. Barney the hut was demolished in the mid-seventies. The clubs magazine was called Heybob, with a smaller issue called Mini-heybob. 'Heybob' was the clubs alternative call to 'Cooee' when calling to fellow bushwalkers.

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Circulars, notices, membership forms, handwritten notes, programmes, and related material. Circulars and programmes from 1951-1963 are dated; others have day and month listed only. Activities detailed in these papers include day hikes, camping, slide nights or sessions, rock-climbing, suppers and training sessions on bushwalking and hiking techniques, regular meetings. Rucksacks were purchased by the club and could be hired by members. Regular bushwalking routes and sites included Mount Barney, Stradbroke Island, the Glasshouse Mountains, Enoggera Reservoir in Ferny Grove, Cunningham's Gap, Binna Burra, and Mount Lindsay. Some personal information about the members was shared, such as when members left or returned, or were married. The care and maintenance of Dryden's Hut on Mount Barney also regularly featured.

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  • English

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Related material can be found at UQFL397 University of Queensland Bushwalking Club Records

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Revised, SJB, 19-May-2022. Revised, Linda Justo, 17-Aug-2021. Migrated from LMS: April 2019, P.A.




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